7 Nights 8 Days Bhutan Tour lets you explore the culture, history and majestic landscapes of the kingdom of Bhutan. Visit the major cities of Thimphu, Paro and Punakha. Also, this tour includes the Bumdra Trek. Two days of Bumdra trekking lets you be a part of amazing landscapes in Bhutan. Despite being a small Himalayan country, Bhutan offers wonderful vistas, amazing and unique culture, architecture and traditions which are all worth exploring at least once your life. Snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, forests, grasslands, rivers and waterfalls can be an amazing retreat from your everyday life. The dzong architecture, monasteries, stupas and temples are great places to learn and explore the philosophy, religion and culture of Bhutanese people.
Bhutan Tour with Bumdra Trek starts from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. There are many historical sites and monuments such as Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and Kunselcholing Viewpoint, built on the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang on a hilltop. Dzongs are fortresses that are now used as administrative offices and schools. In the dzongs of Bhutan, there are amazing paintings, artefacts and architecture that have been preserved for years. You will then visit Punakha and Paro. During the tour, witness a plethora of mesmerizing views, from many viewpoints along the way. You will visit lots of dzongs and monasteries in major cities and along the way. They will give you better insight into the unique and spectacular architecture that represents Vajrayana Buddhism.
The magical Bhutan Tour with Bumdra Trek package also gives you the experience of trekking in the serene landscapes of the Himalayas. The trek to Bumdra Monastery and Tiger’s Nest Monastery provides a hypnotizing view of the snow-capped mountains and other landscapes like the Paro Valley. It is also a great opportunity to interact with local people and explore their lifestyle. 2 days of hiking and one night spent in the Bumdra Monastery will take let you experience the country of Thunder Dragon from the closest perspective.
While taking the Bhutan Tour with Bumdra Trek, you can enjoy the festivals and rituals of the Bhutanese people. The prayer flags hanging above, the rich and vibrant streets, people in their traditional dresses, chants and mantras and the mesmerizing views of the landscapes are what make the Bhutan Tour experience unforgettable.
7 Nights 8 Days Bhutan Tour Highlights
- A scenic flight covered with mountains towards the Paro airport
- Explore Motithang Takin Preserve and see the national animal of Bhutan
- Reach Kunselcholing Viewpoint to get amazing views of Thimphu Valley
- Visit Tashichho Dzong, Centenary Farmers Market and Memorial Chorten
- National Folk Heritage Museum, National Textile Museum and Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
- Reach Dochula Pass at 3,080 meters with views of Masagang, Tsendagang, Gangkar plenum (the highest peak in Bhutan), etc.
- Visit Punakha Dzong and explore the beauty of Khamsum Yuley Temple
- See Bumthang valley and explore Tamzhing Goemba, Kurjey Lhakhang with Guru
- Explore Gangtey Goemba sitting atop a hill, an excellent example of Tibetan architecture
- Get to Paro Dzong built with stones and government centre of Paro and explore Ta Dzong, a watchtower serving as a National Museum of Bhutan holding several artefacts and art pieces
- Hike to the Bumdra Monastery and enjoy the amazing views along the way
- Trek to Taktsang Monastery while returning from Bumdra Monastery.
- Visit Dumtse Lhakhang and Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, the oldest temple in Bhutan
- Enjoy amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes throughout the tour
Bhutan is the Himalayan Kingdom surrounded by various snow-capped mountains. The Bhutan Tour also offers amazing views of lush forests, rivers, deep valleys, and waterfalls. Witness mountains such as Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), Gangkhar Puensum (7,570 m) and many other peaks from the various viewpoints along the tour. Bumdra Trek is the best way to behold the amazing landscapes of Bhutan. Dochula Pass, Tiger’s Nest Monastery and Bumdra Monastery are some of the best viewpoints in Bhutan.
Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and home of many ancient sites and monuments. One of the major sites is Tashichho Dzong, which is a combination of temples and shrines. Administrative and religious activities are conducted in the dzongs of Bhutan. Tashichho also houses the office of the King of Bhutan.
Memorial Chorten is another beautiful and major tourist site in Bhutan built in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. There are many paintings, statues and artefacts representing the history, culture and religion of Bhutan. Apart from the major dzongs, there is the National Museum and papermaking factory where you can observe the ancient art of papermaking. You will also visit the local market where local people sell handmade products. Thimphu is an amazing place to learn many things about Bhutan.
On the way to Punakha from Thimphu, you will encounter Dochula Pass from where you will get the amazing view of the landscapes and Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Temple. In Punakha, you can visit Punakha Dzong which was built as the fort but later used for religious and administrative purposes. There is a suspension bridge over the Pho Chhu River which also is an amazing viewpoint to behold the view. Punakha is the home of Khamsum Yuley Temple built by Queen Mother of the 5th King. You can explore the culture, paintings, artefacts and history of Bhutan in the dzongs and temples of Punakha. The prayer flags and the vibrant streets of Punakha make this city amazing.
Paro is one of the major cities in Bhutan that let you explore the amazing paintings, artefacts, culture, history and art of Bhutan. You will explore Kyichu Lhakhang which is the oldest temple of Bhutan. There are dzongs such as Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, Drukgyal Dzong etc where you will learn about Vajrayana Buddhism and traditions derived from it. There are statues and paintings in the dzongs. You can also visit some nearest viewpoints around Paro to get amazing views of the surrounding landscapes and the Paro Valley itself.
People and Culture
Bhutan is an isolated country that fosters its exotic and unique culture. Vajrayana Buddhism also is known as Tantric Buddhism which is the dominant religion of Bhutanese people. You can find monasteries and dzong structures almost everywhere you go. Dzongs are the brilliant architecture unique to this country. Dzongs, stupas, monasteries, prayer flags and mythical paintings will make you feel like you are in some mythical place. You can see people on the streets in their traditional attire such as Gho and Kira and monks in red robes. 8 days of Bhutan tour will let you experience their tradition and lifestyle.
Bumdra Monastery and Tiger’s Nest Monastery
The Bumdra Trek is part of the majestic Bhutan Tour package. It is a two-day trek to Bumdra Monastery and back from Paro. It is a moderately difficult trail that lets you experience the best of Bhutan's landscapes. You can witness amazing mountain ranges, lowlands covered in greeneries, waterfalls and rivers. Apart from the views, you will get to visit temples and monasteries such as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, where Guru Rinpoche had meditated, Bumdra Monastery, and awe-inspiring caves. The view of Paro Valley looks amazing from the top. You will spend the night at Bumdra Monastery and visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery while returning back.